Meet the new Loras employee: Dr. Sarah Cassella
Dr. Sarah Cassella
Specialty: Visiting assistant professor of neuroscience
Education: B.A. from Oberlin College; Ph.D. from University of
Hometown: Leavenworth, Kansas
Family: Parents and sister in Kansas; dog, Ava, in Iowa
Q: What made you decide on Loras?
A: Of all the places I interviewed, I enjoyed spending time with students here the most. I also looked forward to coming back to the Midwest. Also I love teaching, and that is the focus here.
Q: What do you love most about the subject you teach?
A: I love that it is so applicable. We study the nervous system; it allows us to think and walk and do everything we do.
Q: What advice do you have for students taking your class?
A: Expect the class to be like a discussion as opposed to my just lecturing. Come in with an open mind and be ready to talk about things.
Q: What is your favorite part of Dubuque?
A: I enjoy the restaurants, cafes, and microbreweries, especially around the Millwork District.
Q: What are you most looking forward to this year?
A: Getting to know the campus: the faculty, the staff, and the students.